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Are tractor-trailers safe?

Large trucks play an essential role in commerce in New Jersey and across the United States. However, no matter how much you appreciate that tractor-trailer full of goods, you may feel uncomfortable driving beside one, and you are far from alone. In fact, according to a study performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 61 percent of adults in America feel less safe beside a large truck than they do another passenger vehicle.

What are some tips for sharing the road safely with big trucks?

New Jersey has many highways in Monmouth County so it is inevitable that you will be sharing the road with a large tractor-trailer at some point while you are behind the wheel. While it can seem frightening when such a heavy machine is looming over you, it is certainly possible for both you and the truck driver to navigate the road safely. Here is what you need to know.

Are dangerous truck drivers still on the road?

You may feel safer around tractor-trailers in New Jersey knowing that they require a special set of skills and a special license to operate. Because of the hazards these big rigs present, you may also expect truck drivers to demonstrate a high level of caution. According to Chron.com, though, there are a number of reasons that the driver of the truck next to you could have multiple violations and suspensions on his or her license, and still be driving legally.

What are some common factors that play a role in truck accidents?

Sharing the road with vehicles that are much larger than you can be very scary. No one wants to be involved in an accident with a truck; however, that does not stop them from occurring regularly. According to American Truckers, there are some factors that many truck accidents share in common. Understanding what causes these types of crashes may be useful in helping you to avoid them. Here is what you need to know about truck accidents and their causes.

Executive order could be death knell for truck safety regulation

Stories of accidents involving trucks on New Jersey’s busy interstates are extremely common. Regulation of the trucking industry falls on the federal government. Striking a balance between adapting rules that keep people safe while not being overly restrictive and inhibiting trucking companies’ ability to do business is not always easy.

Research aims to combat underride crashes

Given how big and heave they are, it should come as no surprise that accidents in New Jersey that involve tractor trailers are much more serious than those limited to smaller passenger vehicles. One of the biggest dangers is what happens when a car impacts with a large truck and slides underneath it.

Two injured after intoxicated truck driver causes accident on GWB

Sharing the road with trucks on New Jersey’s numerous and busy highways is unavoidable. When accidents with such large and heavy vehicles occur, the results can often be devastating for those in smaller vehicles. When a driver is operating a tractor trailer under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it can be even worse.

Safety advocates decry absence of minimum trucker training hours

Sharing the road with large trucks on Monmouth County’s many highways can be intimidating. Like other drivers, you rely on the fact that the people behind the wheel of those trucks are highly trained and able to handle their vehicle safely. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand that driving safely is very important to you and that being in an accident with a truck can have huge consequences.

How an attorney helps after an accident with a commercial truck

In many ways, commercial trucks are integral to modern American. They transport products from manufacturers and importers to retail and distribution facilities. They move large quantities of raw materials, including milk and lumbar. Their drivers contribute substantially to the United States economy. They command decent pay because they are highly trained to drive those big trucks safely. However, their size, the very thing that makes these trucks useful in a broad sense, can also be the most dangerous thing about them.

Worries increase after loosening of truck safety rules

Sharing the road with trucks is part of everyday life for most Monmouth County drivers. Accidents involving semitrailers are often very serious because of their size and weight. That is why the government regulates the trucking industry with the aim of keeping everyone on the road safer. However, some such safety regulations have recently been rolled back, creating worry that roads will become more dangerous.

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